£770 boost to 18,410 pensioners in #Peterborough

18,410 pensioners living in Peterborough will receive at least an extra £772 per year under the Liberal Democrat policy to protect the ‘triple lock’ for state pensions. Peterborough has over 4,500 more people, receiving state pensions than neighbouring Cambridge, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. Thanks to the triple lock guarantee, secured by the Liberal Democrats when they were in government, the basic state pension has risen in each year by whichever is the higher of earnings, prices or a rate of 2.5%. However, the Conservatives have refused to guarantee whether the triple lock will continue, raising fears it could be scrapped. By keeping the triple lock,[…]

9,073 jobs in Peterborough reliant on membership to EU #StrongerIn

Did you read the YouGov poll published recently claiming Peterborough was the 2nd most Eurosceptic place in the country? What utter tosh! We are a city that celebrates our diversity, through daily neighbourly contact to annual festivals in the city centre! All this poll was doing, was playing up to the image our city has to those who don’t live here! And here’s why: First and foremost, YouGov only asked 207 people! That equates to 0.13% of the city’s population. Why was Peterborough seperated out from the rest of Cambridgeshire? Why wasn’t Cambridge seperated out? If around 200 local people’s opinion now equals the truth, then it must be time[…]

Experts also say “Don’t ban cycling on a Sunday in Bridge Street!”

In an article published on the Peterborough Environment City Trusts website a statement from Sustrans reads: “Peterborough is taking positive steps to encourage cycling through the Travelchoice project, but we are worried that this could be undermined by not making adequate allowance for cyclists in and around the City Centre. Bridge Street is at the centre of the cycle network developed for the city and is an important link for hundreds of people who are cycling to work and school each day, or even just popping to the shops.” They point out that when the Development Corporation designed the City Cycle Network and removed car traffic from Bridge Street they[…]

2014 Council results across the East of England!

First of all, a huge Thank You for everything you did on Thursday and in the weeks before! We had some very good council election results in this Region as well as some very sad losses. We have lost many of our friends from elected office and we are very grateful to them. Beyond our Region: London was always going to be tough – they have not had council elections since the coalition and they have all up elections, which means big changes in seat numbers on small changes in votes. The big cities, against Labour, have generally been tough for us since 2010. But in some we did better[…]

Peterborough gears up for Pearl Izumi Tour Series return

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series will race back into Peterborough this summer, as the city welcomes the return of Britain’s leading cycle race Series on Tuesday 20 May. Round three of the unique, team-based series will again take place in the heart of the city centre, using the same clockwise circuit that was popular with spectators on previous visits to Peterborough. Britain’s leading male cyclists will be in action and the women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series will also be showcased to celebrate the return of elite cycling to the city. Annette Joyce, Head of Commercial Operations at Peterborough City Council, said: “I am delighted that once again Peterborough will[…]

Cambridge Lib Dems celebrate first round win in a battle to save pubs

Cambridge Liberal Democrats are celebrating after the city council won the first round in its battle to protect the area’s pubs. The British Beer and Pub Association objected to the council’s planning policy guidance which aims to make sure pubs cannot be demolished or changed into other businesses without solid proof that they are no longer viable. It applied to the High Court for permission to challenge the policy through a Judicial Review, but its application was refused and the city council was awarded its costs. Cambridge City Executive Councillor for Planning, Tim Ward said: “We have won the first round of this fight which is encouraging; but there are[…]